Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

Corpus Christi Primary School in Knightswood has some wheel-y great news – they have just become a Cycle Friendly Primary School, a nationally recognised award from Cycling Scotland. Corpus Christi is only the 9th primary school in Glasgow and the 350th in Scotland to achieve the Award.

The school has been working really hard over the past few months and has really lived up to it’s motto – We Try Our Best To Be The Best. The school, which has over 400 pupils, has been undertaking a range of cycling and active travel related activities as they worked towards the award. Two groups of pupils have completed their Bikeability Level 2 on road training; the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) have undertaken a survey of teachers and parents that was used to help develop the School Travel Plan; pupils have attended a School Run Summit; they have undertaken a zig-zag campaign and pupils also took part in the Council’s Clean Air Day celebrations.

The School celebrated their achievements with a Bike Day for the whole school which saw guest speakers Markus Stitz (the first person to cycle around the world on a singlespeed bike) and Charline Joiner (Scottish racing cyclist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist) bring their bikes to school to speak to the pupils about their experiences.

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Cycling UK are recruiting for a Play Together on Pedals Development Officer and Glasgow Community Cycling Network Co-ordinator.

A contract until May 2019 is being offered, with the potential for extension, subject to funding. This post covers two related roles, making up a fulltime post (37.5 hours a week) £24,000 pro rata. The first role is the Play Together on Pedals Development Officer (funding secured, 22.5 hours per week) and the second role is Glasgow Community Cycling Network Co-ordinator (subject to
funding being agreed, 15 hours per week)

Cycling UK are looking for a Development officer to join the Cycling UK team in Scotland to help run the Play Together on Pedals (PTOP) in Glasgow which is a partnership project, led by Cycling UK, Play Scotland and Cycling Scotland.  This Development Officer role will support the programme development in early years settings, ensure families can access Play Together on Pedals through community based sessions and collaborate with the Glasgow Community Cycling Network (GCCN) to enable more people to cycle in Glasgow for everyday journeys.

If you’re an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual with a passion for supporting people to try cycling for everyday journeys, Cycling UK would love to hear from you.

Full information about the job opportunity is available on the Cycling UK website (scroll to bottom of page). The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 9 July  2018 and Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 July 2018 in Glasgow.

demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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cleanup_headerScotstoun Community Council are holding a Community Clean Up at 10.30am on Saturday 23 June.

The clean up will take place on the side streets between Dumbarton Road and South Street with volunteers meeting at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, G14 0BL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

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Glasgow Wood Recycling, a thriving social enterprise based in Whiteinch, has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Employer Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling for staff, volunteers and trainees. Achieving the award was made possible with funding from the Cycle Friendly Employer Development Fund.

Glasgow Wood Recycling was assessed against a range of criteria – they have a cycling champion, they have improved their cycling facilities including installing a new cycle shelter (made from recycled wood!), bought tools and a bike stand, bought a pool bike and have undertaken bike maintenance training. All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

Glasgow Wood Recycling is the 153rd workplace in Glasgow to achieve the award and they join over 525 Cycle Friendly Employers throughout Scotland. In addition, Glasgow Wood Recycling entered a team into the recent Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge which took place throughout May. The team finished second overall cycling over 4000kms and one of the GWR team finished third in the individual standings, cycling nearly 1200km!

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play-on-pedals-wee-mcwheelie-logo-small1Play On Pedals are running FREE drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre during June and July and De’ils On Wheels will be helping to deliver the sessions.

The sessions will take place from 1-3pm in the outside hall at Scotstoun Leisure Centre on

  • Sunday 17 June 2018
  • Sunday 1 & 15 July 2018

There are also sessions being held elsewhere in Glasgow. You can find out more on the Play On Pedals website and Facebook page and on the flyer below.

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BroccoliBillGlasgow City Council‘s arms-length organisation Cordia called on the young people of Glasgow to bring their favourite healthy food to life and create a character following the ‘healthy and happy’ theme. Over 1000 entries were received from schools across the city.

Ruairidh McKenzie, a P7 pupil from Clyde Primary School, won the competition with his wonderful Broccoli Bill design. Bill was then made in to a full size mascot as well as being used across Fuel Zone marketing materials.

Julia McCreadie of Cordia commented: “We were delighted to have had such a wonderful response to our mascot competition. Ruairidh showed off his creative skills and produced a design which embodies both healthy eating and Scottish heritage.”

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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